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Sorry, iPad Mini Fans--Reviewers Say Google Has The Better Tablet Than Apple

<i>*Update: Upon reflecting on the reasonable comment of a reader, I changed the headline to say reviewers say Google has the “better” tablet, not the “hotter” tablet. In contrast to a year ago, when Google’s new Nexus 7 got attention for its smaller form factor and sold out (admittedly on an</i> …

The Offline Glass Ensures You Talk, Not Text, At The Bar

Tired of your friends texting on their phones while they should be getting schnockered? This clever hack is called the Offline Glass and it’s designed to ensure that you and your friends don’t sit at the bar checking Wikipedia for who starred in <i>The Greatest American Hero</i> and whether Tabitha will …

The World's Last Telegram Ever Will Be Sent From India

It's one of about 5,000 such missives still being sent every day by telegram - a format favored for its "sense of urgency and authenticity," explains a BSNL official.<p>But the days of such communication are numbered: The world's last telegram message will be sent somewhere in India on July 14.<p>That …

India

Google Alternative DuckDuckGo Hit Nearly 3.1M Queries Yesterday

Just over a week after passing a record 2 million searches in a single day, DuckDuckGo has announced a new milestone: the company processed 3,095,907 searches yesterday. DuckDuckGo made it clear that this stat does not include yesterday’s 18.9 million searches via its API and approximately half a …

Rumor: LG to launch smartphone with always-on voice commands in 2014

A new report says that next year LG will launch a smartphone that will come with support for always-on voice commands.<p><i>GottaBeMobile</i> apparently spoke with three different sources familiar with the matter who revealed that the always-on voice-based feature would let users control their device by …

Apple could include LinkedIn for deep iOS 7 integration

Even though Twitter has been Apple's pick of social networks to be integrated into iOS 7, it's looking like LinkedIn could also make it to the chosen circle.<p>Developers have found code-based references to deep LinkedIn integration in the beta version of iOS 7, which was supplied by Apple, according …

Samsung Is Building a Super-Fast LTE-Advanced Galaxy S4

Samsung has another variant of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone in the pipeline, one that promises to send and receive data at nearly twice the …

Galaxy S4

Samsung Shows Us Just How Much Stress The Galaxy S4 Can Actually Handle [Video]

Samsung is clearly unhappy with complaints about the quality of the materials in its smartphones. The company always fights back with the same …

Galaxy S4

LG sells a million Optimus G Pro handsets in Korea

LG has sold a million Optimus G Pro in South Korea just four months after it launched, reports AndroidCentral. That amounts to 2% of the local population owning one.<p>The manufacturer claims that this is the fastest it has reached the 1 million device milestone in its own country, hitting it in just …

Entry-Level HTC Desire 200 Appears On HTC Website With 5MP Camera, Beats Audio

HTC appears to be gearing up to add a new entry-level handset to its 2013 smartphone lineup. Although it hasn’t officially been announced yet, the …

Mobile Technology

Huawei Ascend P6 shows off its skinny sides (pictures)

Huawei

Huawei Ascend P6 official: just 6.18mm thick, to start selling in June

Huawei has officially unveiled the Ascend P6, its latest flagship that arrives in a very thin body and with impressive specifications. To be sold in black, white, and pink variants, the handset is set to be released this summer in markets around the world, for a price that is believed to be quite …

Mobile Technology

Apple’s iOS 7 Is A Smorgasbord For Game Developers, With Sprite Kit, Game Controller Support And More

Apple’s developer bits are generally the bigger picture story that comes out of WWDC, and some details are slowly emerging about those 1,500 or so new APIs Apple has added for devs to take advantage of. Some of the better news is around new gaming technologies, which should result in much improved …